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Health Benefits of Papaya Fruit:

Papaya is rich in antioxidant nutrients like carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B, flavonoids, folate, panthotenic acids and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. In a study the antioxidant activities of the ethanol, petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and water extract fractions from the seeds of papaya were evaluated. The ethyl acetate fraction and the n-butanol fraction not only showed higher antioxidant activities but also showed higher superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide radicals scavenging activities. The high amount of total phenolics and total flavonoids in the ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions contributed to their antioxidant activities. Therefore, the seeds of papaya and these compounds might be used as natural antioxidants.

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Mount Harmoukh & Lake Gangbal Pilgrimage:

Mount Harmoukh & Lake Gangbal along with Lake NandKul which flow from the base of Mount Harmoukh find the mention in Nilmat Purana & Rajtarangni (authentic reference book for History of Kashmir) indicating people of Kashmir used to have this pilgrimage in 6th/7th century AD also. Many Sufi Saints have used “Harmoukh” in their poetry praising the “Omnipresent” Lord Shiva. A popular song “Harmoukh Bartal Praray Madono Yee dapham tee laagyo ..” meaning “I will wait at Harmoukh gates for You my Love, will offer whatever You ask…”

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Diet and Weight Loss

Obesity is a growing problem world wide and is linked to many health problems. Most of us have tried to lose weight some time or the other. So many  weight loss clinics have mushroomed as people are growing more health conscious. You may also consult a dietician for consulting on diet for weight loss.